Monthly Archives: June 2016

Book Review: So you’ve been publicly shamed

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson My rating: 4 of 5 stars When social media was first created (Twitter & Facebook and the like), there was a utopian dream that it would lead to bridge building, greater understand between peoples and peace on

Hell revisited

Five years ago, the topic of hell was probably the most discussed doctrine in evangelical circles, following the publication of Rob Bell’s Love Wins. In Love Wins Bell speculated a more hopeful version of CS Lewis’ The Great Divorce. It was nearly but not quite universalism. That debate has died down but

A neglected meal

We all know that communion is always theologically rich but often experientially poor while our sung worship can be the exact opposite. There are lots of reasons why that might be the case but I am frequently challenged to invest more into our practice of communion. Douglas

William Booth’s 4 keys to church growth

Lex Loizides in his Church History blog does a great job mining movements of the past for lessons that can help us in the present. Here he examines some of the keys to the success of William Booth and the Salvation Army. You have to love

A church history of bivocational ministry

A change is happening throughout the Western church in the nature and form of church leadership. There is a significant shift towards what is known as bivocational ministry. David Gustafson (@dgustafs1) associate professor of evangelism and missional ministry at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School has written a

The transgender debate: Links & reading

It became clear some time ago that the next boundary to be redrawn, following the success of same-sex marriage would be that of gender identity. I’ve been collecting different links and resources on this issue and I’ll endeavour to keep this post updated as an ongoing